Institutional Obligations and Compliance

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ICE OPT Enforcement Actions

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday preliminary results from Operation OPTical Illusion, a law enforcement operation targeting nonimmigrant students who fraudulently used the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program to remain in the United States... The operation
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Essential Federal Regulations for Education Abroad

As a new education abroad professional, understanding the basic federal regulations that govern privacy, discrimination, and mandatory reporting is an important part of your job. In this NAFSA e-Learning Express course, you will learn how five different U.S. federal regulations affect study abroad
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Questions for Guiding a Holistic Response

In responding to broadening concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), institutions must be cognizant of holistic issues affecting international education, considering not only programmatic and immigration questions, but accreditation, contractual obligations, technical and human resources, and
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Pre-Registration Requirement for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitioners

On January 31, 2019, DHS published a final rule governing petitions filed on behalf of H-1B beneficiaries who may be counted toward the 65,000 H-1B cap (regular cap) or the 20,000 beneficiaries with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education who are eligible for an exemption from
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NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit

July 30, 2018 | 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. (EDT) Washington, DC One of the biggest issues facing students and administrators is understanding the applicability of federal regulations to the education abroad experience. Amid all the details and challenges of sending students abroad, it can be easy to
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Timeline for Use of FLAG System to File LCAs

On September 5, 2019, the Department of Labor's Office of Alien Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on their website the timeline for implementation of filing the Form ETA-9035 Labor Condition Application (LCA) in the DOL's FLAG system, and the phasing out of filing LCAs in iCert. OFLC Announces
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